Venison burger with gorgonzola and bacon from the grill!
Take care, deer crossing! This burger from the grill is unique. Intensive aromas of ground venison combined with the sweet note of cranberries and pears, together with the characteristic taste of gorgonzola, will make your sense of taste go crazy. Join Otto on a top-class burger hunt!
Ingredients for 4 persons
- 4 Venison meat patties
- 5 Slices of bacon
- 2 Pears
- 7 Oz. of gorgonzola
- 1/3 Cup of cranberries
- 2 Red onions
- 7 Oz. of lamb’s lettuce
- Sauce as you like: for example, cranberry or red figs sauce
Otto’s venison burger recipe
Otto is going to provide you with a real burger delicacy: A patty entirely made out of venison meat turns this burger into a unique grilling experience.
Grilling the venison burger – prearrangements
Take the patties out of the fridge 30 minutes prior to the grilling and let them reach room temperature. That’s how you achieve the perfect venison aroma. During this time, you can easily prepare the other ingredients: wash pears and lamb’s lettuce, cut red onions and pears, dice the gorgonzola. Also provide bacon and cranberries.
Venison burgers on the O.F.B.
Preheat your O.F.B. for three minutes onto 1500°F. Put the patties on the grilling grate and set the Meat-O-Meter on stage 3. Grill the burger patties with high heat for about 90 seconds on each side until they’ve got a nice crust. With a 140°F core temperature the burgers are medium rare. Then put the gorgonzola dices on the patties and let them melt. You can also use any other blue cheese for your burger alternatively. Take the finished patties from the grilling grate and put them aside for a bit. Afterwards the pears and bacon slices can go on the grill for 30 to 60 seconds. Grill the buns as well if you like.
Top your burger
Place the pear slices and cranberries on the bottom bun. Then pile up bacon, onion rings, lamb’s lettuce and finally the venison patty. Now, at the latest, the question of the burger sauce comes up.
Which burger sauce suits the venison patty?
For modest guys Otto chose the dry alternative. No sauce, no frills. On this way the combination of venison meat, bacon and gorgonzola along with the sweet flavor of pears and cranberries prevails. If you want to additionally intensify those aromas, Otto recommends a cranberry or a red figs sauce. You can buy those ready-to-eat.
No matter your decision: Decorate the patty with some further onion rings and lamb’s lettuce and crown it with the topside of the bun. And then, take a bite!